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Greenway shines in England Deaf win

George Greenway starred with bat and ball as England Deaf won the second one-day international against South Africa by seven wickets in Pretoria.

Having lost the toss and been asked to field first, England wasted little time in skittling out the hosts for just 109 in 30 overs with Greenway taking 4-37.

He then hit an unbeaten 34 as England coasted home with 24 overs to spare to move 2-0 up in the four-match series.

James Dixon struck early to remove Rishaad Shaik for a duck, while Darrell Sykes conceded just eight runs off his first seven overs as the South Africans struggled in the opening stages.

Greenway took his first scalp in his second over when Eric Minaar feathered one through to the wicketkeeper for 16.

Charl Bonthuys offered resistance for the hosts as he scored a 47 that included eight fours, but at the other end Greenway accounted for Shane Gangan and Reinhardt Limbacht in the same over and, after Dixon had removed Zane Adams, he ousted then Rual Kumalo to leave South Africa 81 for six.

Shamiel Howley was then forced to retire hurt before Henry Wainman took the scalp of Bonthuys before Paul Allen wrapped up the innings with two wickets in one over.

In reply, Stephen George was unable to repeat his heroics from the first game as he was caught at midwicket for 11.

Umesh Valjee and James Schofield added 55 for the second wicket before they both were adjudged lbw in successive overs following the lunch break.

That brought Greenway and Paul Allen to the crease and, with the former's aggressive batting style alongside the experience of Allen, the pair made short work of the target.

The South African team tried a change by bringing on Charl Bonthuys to bowl but Greenway took 18 from his only over.

England's match-winner hit five fours and a six in his 22-ball knock while Allen added 10 runs.

The series now switches formats to Twenty20, with the remaining two games taking place back-to-back on Sunday.